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Bolton sign Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal

Jack Wilshire
Wilshire is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in England

Bolton have signed highly-rated Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere on loan until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who has represented England at every level between the U16s and U21s, has been linked with a host of clubs.

"Jack is a talented, young, hungry player who I think has got a really bright future," said Coyle.

The loan spell of 31-year-old defender Paul Robinson from West Brom has also been converted into a permanent deal.

Wilshere's arrival follows that of Vladimir Weiss from Manchester City, and Coyle added: "Jack has got an abundance of quality and will enhance our squad.


"It is similar to the deal with Vladimir in terms of the belief that I can help the player, and the player can help this club.

"The deals suit all parties concerned if the boys go out and deliver on the pitch."

Wilshere became the youngest player ever to represent Arsenal when he took to the field against Blackburn in September 2008, aged 16 years and 256 days.

He has since made 15 appearances for the Gunners, scoring one goal against Sheffield United in last season's Carling Cup.

Left-back Robinson, who has already been on loan for six months on loan at Bolton, has joined Coyle's side for an undisclosed fee.

Robinson joined West Brom for an initial £250,000 fee in October 2003 from Watford and went on to make 237 appearances for the club, scoring six goals

Robinson has played 11 times so far this season for Bolton.

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see also
Bolton seal Weiss & Holden deals
26 Jan 10 |  Bolton
Wilshere in line for Burnley loan
18 Dec 09 |  Arsenal

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